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Log exports from Washington, Oregon, northern California, and Alaska totaled 329 million board feet in volume in the second quarter of 2015, an increase of more than 21 percent compared to the first quarter of 2015, the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station reported today. During this same period, west coast lumber exports...
According to results from a new study released by the University of New Hampshire, indoor storage of pellets in homes using the fuel for heat does not pose a risk of generating carbon monoxide (CO) levels above recommended thresholds. The issue has been contentious in the Northeast, said Adam Sherman, executive director of Vermont-based Biomass...
The end of the Soviet Union had far-reaching effects all over the world. Even today, researchers continue to discover new ways by which the fall of communism shaped not only global society and politics – but even European forests, as it turns out.“I personally was quite surprised with our results on forest dynamics,” Peter...

Guest Columns

Whether it is its natural aesthetic, its remarkable durability, or its carbon sequestering credentials, wood is gaining...
Summer is still in full swing, the start of the school year is just around the corner, and hunting season isn’t...
The science supporting forest biomass energy is extensive, well-established and well understood. One hundred prominent...
Normally, discussion of forest road building tends to focus around avoiding soil disturbance and runoff that could...
Wood fiber costs for pulp mills in the Western US have increased substantially over the past year while other regions...

Industry News

Is it reasonable to sacrifice 2,931 jobs and $367 million of economic activity for the (uncertain) preservation of 96 caribou per year in Quebec? This is just what could happen if the government...
Tree removal has begun on a 1,646-acre project on the Williams Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest associated with the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI). The Pomeroy Task Order area...
New research out of Laurentain University could lead to a win-win situation for the mining and the forest industries. PhD student Jessica Arteaga is looking into using wood sludge to remediate...
The U.S. EPA has released the final Clean Power Plan rules, which contain some key changes from the original rule, as well as vague language related to using certain kinds of biomass fuel as a carbon...
A 1,017-acre forest thinning project associated with the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) began today on the Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest. The Weatherford Task...
Forest owners have responded to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP) with an appeal to Congress for greater certainty. Private forests are well-positioned to...

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Forest Photos

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Meeting the requirements of the federal Clean Water Act poses often costly challenges for timberland owners from coast to coast. Even the smallest streams must be bridged in a way that prevents erosion and silting. Bridges like this one span thousands of streams that earlier generations of loggers would have simply crossed with their equipment.